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Problems booting RedHat 7

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January 15, 2001 12:57:48 AM

I download the ISO's to my computer and burned them to 2 CD'
s....I nuked all my partitions on my drive and created one for windows and left another for Linux. I installed RedHat 7 and when it gets to "probe" for the X Windows crap it has problems. After a while it finishes installing and I go to reboot for the first time- but nothing happens. Right after POST the computer just sits there- does nothing. Anyone wanna tell me what the hell i'm doing wrong? It'll boot into Linux with a boot disk- but only into command line. I want to get into the GUI!!!

-MP JEsse

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January 15, 2001 1:06:12 PM

I dont' know if you did this or not, but Windows must be on the C partition, it won't work properly unless it is (inferiority complex?). Linux will work on any partition. With LILO (LInux LOader) installed on the C drive you can choose to boot Windows or Linux.

I've heard that Red Hat 7.0 is still buggy, so that could be part of your problem. I used SuSE 7.0 and had no installation problems at all. If you try SuSE you'll have to download the eval7.0 ISO. They don't have ISO's for their entire distribution.
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January 22, 2001 3:45:58 PM

Boot using Bootdisk and at the command line type this stuff "/sbin/lilo" (no quotes). Tis coz you dont have bootloader installed and this will install it.
January 22, 2001 11:20:49 PM

Thanks =)

-MP Jesse
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